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Identity Theft

Chicago Identity Theft Lawyer

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Identity theft is a criminal offense which commonly involves using another individual’s bank account or credit card without consent to make purchases or obtain money, using another person’s identity to receive credit or open bank accounts, and selling or transferring someone else’s identifying information (e.g. Social Security number, birth date, driver’s license number). This type of white collar crime is punishable as a felony, resulting in a lengthy prison sentence, expensive fines, and a permanent mark on your criminal record.

At the Law Office of Steven Fine, Attorney Fine understands what it takes to protect your rights, reputation, and future. With more 20 years of experience, he has an exceptional track record of success either getting his clients’ cases dismissed or having their charges reduced significantly.

Identity Theft Penalties

As mentioned above, identity theft is a felony charge under Illinois law. The penalties become more severe as the value of the theft increases.

The penalties for identity theft depend on the amount of money or property involved in the crime:

  • Less than $300 – Class 4 felony, punishable by a maximum prison sentence of three years and a fine of up to $25,000
  • Between $300 and $2,000 – Class 3 felony, punishable by a maximum prison sentence of five years and a fine of up to $25,000
  • Between $2,000 and $10,000 – Class 2 felony, punishable by a maximum prison sentence of seven years and a fine of up to $25,000
  • Between $10,00 and $100,000 – Class 1 felony, punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 15 years and a fine of up to $25,000
  • More than $100,000 – Class X felony, punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 30 years and a fine of up to $25,000

These penalties may be enhanced if the victim is 60 years of age or older, a disabled person, or a service member.

Call (312) 436-0638 to Let Attorney Fine Fight for You!

Attorney Fine is familiar with the various sentencing ranges for the crime of identity theft and understands the complexities of the various sentencing factors. He and his legal team can examine all aspects of your case and will use his experience to obtain the most favorable outcome possible.

Contact us and request a free consultation with a Chicago identity theft lawyer today.

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Case Results

  • Dismissed People v CR
  • Dismissed People v DG
  • Defendant was found not guilty of all charges. People v EA
  • The defendant was found not guilty of murder. People v MC
  • Defendant was found not guilty of all charges. People v JV
  • The defendant was found not guilty at trial. People v RG
  • The case was dismissed. People v SB
  • The defendant was found not guilty of the charge People v QH
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